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Rush’s Judgment

Media phenomenon Rush Limbaugh is winning bigger and bigger audiences with his no-holds-barred brand of commentary
By Mervyn Rothstein | From Dan Aykroyd, May/June 2021
Rush’s Judgment
Photo/Courtney Grant Winston
Rush Limbaugh thoroughly enjoys two privileges of media stardom: a private jet and a seat onboard in the cigar-smoking section.
FROM SPRING 1994: For Rush Limbaugh, a militant feminist is a “feminazi,” but a good cigar is a smoke. “I think cigars are just a tremendous addition to the enjoyment of life,’’ the wildly popular, conservative, radio and television talk-show host says between contented puffs on the Ramon Allones Gigante he has recently removed from the humidor in his television-studio office on West 57th Street in Manhattan. It is 7:15 p.m., early evening of a typical, overwhelmingly busy day for the founder of “the most-talked-about radio show in the world,’’ the self-described “poster boy for the American way of life,’’ “America’s vital interest,’’ the “lover of mankind, …
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